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Conflict Incident Report

Protesters form human chain at Costa Brava landfill

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Waste Management Conflict (Starting January 25, 2014)
Date of incident: 
March 25, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 25 Mar 16, dozens of people formed a human chain outside the Costa Brava landfill south of Beirut demanding it be closed. Residents from the Choueifat municipality and its surrounding areas gathered in front of the coastal area to object the government’s decision earlier this month to create a landfill there. Calling themselves the Choueifat Crisis Cell, they vowed to continue putting pressure on the government until their demand is met.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.